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Participants discuss various emerging issues in the field of infectious disease including drug-resistant malaria; epidemiology and management of cholera in Haiti and other topics.

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Arjen Dondorp, MD, PhD, Mahidol-Oxford, Res. Unit, Bangkok, Thailand
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Adrienne Kish, an astrobiologist with an interest in the microbiology and molecular biology of extremophiles exposed to the types of environmental conditions found on planetary bodies such as Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, presents a lecture entitled "Life at the Extremes: Micerob... Read More

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Microbial Observatory - Partners Video Magazine

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This Week in Microbiology #53 - Live in Manchester at the SGM 2013 Spring Conference #sgmman (video)

Vincent Racaniello and co-host Laura Piddock, Ph.D., with guests Paul Williams, Ph.D., Kalin Vetsigian, Ph.D., and David Harper, Ph.D. Read More

A Pain-free Rapid Result Chlamydia Test for Men

A new urine test developed with funding from the Wellcome Trust will allow doctors to diagnose chlamydia infection in men within the hour, improving the ability to successfully treat the infection on the spot and prevent re-transmission.

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Careers after Biological Sciences - James Lonnen

Dr. James Lonnen is the Commercial Laboratory Director in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester. He studied Biological Sciences (Microbiology), one of a suite of Biological Sciences degrees available at the University of Leicester, and graduated in... Read More

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Healthy Pet, Healthy You (MWV32)

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UK on Swine Flu Alert

The UK is on alert as WHO has warned countries to look out for unusual flu cases after a deadly outbreak of swine influenza. Read More

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